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One of the newest properties in the Banyan Tree portfolio, Banyan?Tree Al Wadi in Ras Al Khaimah will open its beach club in January.

The club will consist of 32 luxurious Beachfront Pool Villas which will be reached by traditional Dhow boat two minutes from the shore.

Each villa has direct access to a private beach as well as a secluded terrace, plunge pool and covered gazebo.

For golf lovers, Al Hamra Golf Club offers an 18 hole course on the mainland where the dhow boats set sail.

There is a dedicated spa with six treatment pavilions as well as a beach grill restaurant called Sands that will serve light snacks and a selection of daily specials.

There is also water sports centre and a beautiful swimming pool and sundeck for guests who simply wish to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Banyan Tree Al Wadi launched in April this year and offers a desert resort experience with spacious all-pool villas, 3,000 sqm of Asian-inspired hydrotherapy spa facilities, a dedicated nature reserve, a private beach club and an 18-hole championship golf course.

Elegant Resorts offers five nights at Banyan Tree Al Wadi from £1,440 per person based on three nights (for the price of two) in an Al Rimal Pool Villa and two nights in a Beachfront Pool Villa on a bed and breakfast basis.

This includes return flights from London Gatwick to Dubai with Emirates, private airport transfers and one free dinner for two with a bottle